No Mountain too High, No Valley too Low

“Almost all of the children here were crying because they didn’t have food. Some families are large and suffer from hunger,” Pastor Silin told ICM staff. She is one of our thousands of partner pastors living and working in ultra-poor communities all across the Philippines. She had been hosting a Transform program in a remote...

DOH partners with International Care Ministries to save thousands of children from malnutrition

A partnership between the Philippine government and International Care Ministries (ICM) has delivered life-saving food relief to 18,306 children during the COVID-19 community quarantine   The NGO leveraged a network of pastors and connections with hundreds of local government units to identify malnourished children. They then delivered a specially formulated food-treatment, provided by the Department...

Food and Seeds Help the Ultra-poor Survive the COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

International Care Ministries delivers 14 million meals and 100 million seeds to ultra-poor families struggling with hunger caused by COVID-19 lockdown in the Visayas and Mindanao “It’s not the coronavirus that will kill us, it’s the hunger.” This statement, uttered by many who have lost their jobs and livelihood, sums up the plight of millions...

Protecting Filipino Healthcare Workers from COVID-19

A partnership between International Care Ministries, De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Institute, and the Canadian Government will boost hospital workers’ safety during the pandemic Healthcare workers bear a much greater risk of exposure to COVID-19, with 15% of all coronavirus cases in the Philippines being hospital or health care workers as of DOH’s...

NGO Delivers Meals to Millions of Hungry Filipinos During the COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

International Care Ministries’ efforts to save the ultra-poor from hunger during COVID-19 quarantine   Hunger is a devastating by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. With strict quarantine regulations in place since March 15, approximately 30 million Filipinos who live in poverty are struggling with hunger.    International Care Ministries (ICM), a Filipino NGO,...

Physical Lessons Applied IRL

Janeth is 29 years old and she lives in a bamboo house in a mountainous region in Dipolog. She is a mother of three children, and her husband works as a rubber tree farmer. His job brings in approximately PHP17 per person per day; that’s less than HK$3 or 30 US cents. Thinking that Transform...

Hope is a Platform

Living and working in Hong Kong was never part of Daryl’s plans as a child but through ICM’s programs and efforts, a seed of hope was planted. As he grew up, that hope made the impossible achievable. Now, Daryl works for ICM in the Hong Kong office as an Immersion Administrative Officer. Daryl grew up...

Empowering Women to Create an Impact

At ICM, we see that the women in our participant families play a vital role in their homes. When they are empowered and discover their worth and confidence, they launch their entire family forward and create an impact in their community. Meet Violeta! She lives with her husband and daughter in the mountainous regions of...

Hatching Sustainable Hope

Nabutay Transform Farmers Association (NATRANFA) is a savings group based in Dumaguete that is a part of our Prevail network. They were established in 2015 and currently have 25 members that all graduated from Transform. Though they were commited to saving their money and developing their entrepreneural ideas, things didn’t always go smoothly. At first,...

Weaving a New Future

Evelinda often felt frustrated and helpless as a housewife. Her husband, Nicolas, earned about PHP4,800(US$89) per month from his seasonal carpentry job. While the amount could be enough for a while, they also could have no income for long periods of time. All of this changed when Transform came to Evelinda’s community. Through the program,...